Über den Autor
Bo Liu is professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California in Davis, California. He received his B.S. degree in cell biology and genetics and M.S. degree in cell biology from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. degree in botany from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Research in his laboratory is focused on studying the cytoskeletal basis of intracellular motility in flowering plants and filamentous fungi.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Molecular Basis of the Plant Cytoskeleton
1. Actin Functions in the Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Compartments
2. Plant Myosins
3. Actin-binding Proteins and Actin Dynamics in Plant Cells
4. Microtubule Nucleation and Organization in Plant Cells
5. Microtubule Plus End-tracking Proteins and Their Activities in Plants
6. Microtubule Motor Proteins in the Eukaryotic Green Lineage: Functions and Regulation
II. Cytoskeletal Reorganization in Plant Cell Division
7. The Preprophase Band and Division Site Determination in Land Plants
8. Acentrosomal Spindle Formation Through the Heroic Age of Microscopy: Past Techniques, Present Thoughts, and Future Directions
9. Microtubule Organization in the Phragmoplast
III. The Cytoskeleton in Plant Growth and Development.
10. Signaling to the Cytoskeleton in Diffuse Cell Growth
11. Microtubule and Cell Shape Determination
12. Cytoskeleton and root hair growth
13. Microtubules, MAPs and Xylem Formation
14. The Cytoskeleton and Root Growth Behavior
Plant cells house highly dynamic cytoskeletal networks of microtubules and actin microfilaments. They constantly undergo remodeling to fulfill their roles in supporting cell division, enlargement, and differentiation. Following early studies on structural aspects of the networks, recent breakthroughs have connected them with more and more intracellular events essential for plant growth and development. Advanced technologies in cell biology (live-cell imaging in particular), molecular genetics, genomics, and proteomics have revolutionized this field of study. Stories summarized in this book may inspire enthusiastic scientists to pursue new directions toward understanding functions of the plant cytoskeleton.
The Plant Cytoskeleton is divided into three sections: 1) Molecular Basis of the Plant Cytoskeleton; 2) Cytoskeletal Reorganization in Plant Cell Division; and 3) The Cytoskeleton in Plant Growth and Development.
This book is aimed at serving as a resource for anyone who wishes to learn about the plant cytoskeleton beyond ordinary textbooks.
-A comprehensive volume summarizing the recent rapid advances in the plant cytoskeleton field
- Stories summarized in this book may inspire enthusiastic scientists to pursue new directions toward understanding functions of the plant cytoskeleton
-Details the advanced technologies in cell biology (live-cell imaging in particular), molecular genetics, genomics, and proteomics have revolutionized this field of study